70462Re: 16m Bow-kite & Wind Speed Inquiry
- Jun 1, 2007--- In email@example.com, Jean-Sébastien Bouffard <jeanbouffard@...> wrote:
>.............Answer is a question: How many times have you been out? If more than two
> I'm wondering what is the minimum and maximum kts of wind for a 16m
> Bow kite. I'm waiting for 10kts of wind speed before going out for the
> first time.
years and you make good jumps and transitions then the maximum is fairly high ...same
thing: better kiters can milk a kite like a dry goat - new people cannot. Another part of
the answer is: How heavy are you? 100kg is a LOT different than 60.
Could I go with less than 10kts of wind? Would it be
> recommended for a first-time user to go with a lower wind speed than.............Again depends on weight and skill. It almost the same with a bicycle: it is very
difficult to ride slow. You need a nice, casual wind without 100% gusts - 10kts may be OK
- so you have the time to get the feel. Make sure you are somewhere where you can walk
back upwind if you are fairly new. We all have done it ..with a big smile on our face. Bon
j i m
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